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Black Friday (shopping)

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  • Black Friday deals lead to violence around nation

    Black Friday deals lead to violence around nation
    Every year, retailers slash prices on and around Thanksgiving, enticing bargain hunters to brave large crowds and long lines in order to get great deals. And every year there are reports of violence and confrontations. While reports say less Americans...
  • Thanksgiving is for family and friends, not shopping

    I won't. Never will, either, and you have my word printed here in black and white. I don't care how enticing a discount, how wonderful the product. I will not shop on Thanksgiving. Ever. Enough is enough. Leave Turkey Day alone. Keep it free of the...
  • China rejects shipment of U.S. genetically modified corn

    China rejects shipment of U.S. genetically modified corn
    China recently rejected a 60,000-ton shipment of American corn because it included unapproved genetically modified grain, the country’s food-quality watchdog said. The shipment was halted in the southern port city of Shenzhen, near Hong Kong,...
  • A tepid Christmas? Holiday hiring slumps from record levels

    Retailers slammed with preparations for the Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping bonanza last month added 471,000 workers to payrolls -- a number that fell 4.7% short of the record 494,400 seasonal employees brought on board during November 2012. Last...
  • Chicago shoppers get a head start on Black Friday

    Chicago shoppers get a head start on Black Friday
    As his family prepared to gather at grandma's house, Cameron Ligocki arrived at a Best Buy in Downers Grove at noon on Thanksgiving Day -- six hours before it opened -- to buy a 39-inch Insignia TV for $169. His family "got a little mad" about him...
  • Greg Schwem: Horror stories from a Black Friday dad

    I groggily looked at the alarm clock, which registered 2:30 a.m. Time to get up and honor a commitment I apparently made to my 15-year-old-daughter less than six hours earlier: Drive her and her friends to Black Friday sales. I have served as...
  • You don't want these gifts to keep on giving

    If you weren't willing to skip dessert on Thanksgiving to hit the stores, or rise early to join the masses on Black Friday, I don't blame you. But don't be a lazy gift giver who plucks something lame at the last minute, like a membership in a fruitcake-...
  • Sherman Alexie asks authors to sell books on Small Business Saturday

    Sherman Alexie asks authors to sell books on Small Business Saturday
    The Saturday after the Thanksgiving holiday has, in recent years, been dubbed “Small Business Saturday.” Last year, President Obama spent Small Business Saturday at a local independent bookstore in Virginia -- he and his daughters bought 15...
  • Lady Gaga teams with the Muppets for unnecessary ABC holiday special

    Lady Gaga teams with the Muppets for unnecessary ABC holiday special
    In some nondescript boardroom at ABC, a room full of suits sat around mulling ideas for potential holiday specials. At some point came this pitch: “All the kids love Lady Gaga, and everyone loves the Muppets -- so how about the two cozy up together?...
  • Tablets, Facebook beat smartphones, Pinterest in online holiday sales

    Tablets, Facebook beat smartphones, Pinterest in online holiday sales
    Online sales swelled 10.3% this holiday season compared with the same period in 2012, with massive surges in mobile use, according to the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. During the fourth quarter, mobile traffic made up nearly 35% of all online visits,...
  • Mary J. Blige to anchor TV holiday special

    Mary J. Blige to anchor TV holiday special
    Thanksgiving isn’t just for stuffing your face with turkey, watching Charlie Brown on TV and then splurging on electronics at Black Friday sales. The holiday also launches the season of TV holiday specials anchored by musicians. Lady Gaga will...
  • Black Friday: 5 Record Store Day highlights for all

    The Fleshtones. Uncle Tupelo. Charles Bradley. If those names mean anything to you, chances are you already know how you're spending this post-Thanksgiving day of shopping. Indie retailers throughout the country, and many in the L.A. area, are once...